Chancellor Gary S. May issued the following statement today (Sept. 4):
We have learned that Kendra Chan, a UC Davis alumna, and her father Raymond “Scott” Chan, of Los Altos, were among the victims of the tragic Conception dive boat fire off the coast of Southern California. Our entire UC Davis community mourns with their family and friends.
Kendra’s fascination with marine ecology will continue to inspire everyone she touched. She pursued her scientific curiosity with great zest at UC Davis, from working at our Bodega Marine Lab for two summers to studying biodiversity in the Stachowicz Lab. As the co-president of Davis SEEDS, she supported fellow students in making the transition from college to career.
Kendra made her mark at UC Davis. We are grateful for her contributions to our campus community and her dedication to creating a healthier planet. We will remember her.